Wednesday, April 9, 2008

American Idol in the 19th century. . . .

Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will; and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894)

Interesting. First, we worship what we can build. Then, what we think (in particular words). Now?

. . . . presenting Kelly Clarkson?!

1 comment:

Lee Anne said...

As long as it's manufactured and has a price tag on it, we idolize it. And, we purchase it and make idols of ourselves.